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The Humming Bird
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Release Date:   13 Jan 1924
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Cast: Gloria Swanson  (Toinette)
  Edward Burns  (Randall Carey)
  William Ricciardi  ("Papa" Jacques)
 

Summary: Toinette, alias "The Humming Bird," is leader of a gang of apache thieves in the Montmartre section of Paris. American reporter Randall Carey falls in love with her. The Great War breaks out, Carey enlists, and Toinette inspires her gang to fight for France. Toinette, arrested as she is giving her spoils to the church, is imprisoned. When she hears that Carey has been badly wounded, she escapes and is reunited with him. Carey recovers, and Toinette receives the War Cross for her work in recruiting some heroic soldiers. 

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures
Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Director: Sidney Olcott (Dir)
Producer: Adolph Zukor (Pres)
  Jesse L. Lasky (Pres)
Writer: Forrest Halsey (Adpt)

Subject Major: Apaches--Paris
  Criminals--Rehabilitation
  Paris (France)--Montmartre
  Reporters
  Thieves
  World War I

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